Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Meaning: Differs from the reference object (reference). The object does not have to exist for an expression to have a meaning. Words are not related to objects in a one-to-one correspondence. There is an important distinction between word meaning and sentence meaning. See also use theory, sentence meaning, reference, truth.
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I 100
Consciousness/Meaning/Foucault: No activity of consciousness, can ever form a meaning.
There is no meaning external or prior to the sign, or an implicit presence of a previously existing discourse. But there is also no constitutive act of meaning or genesis within consciousness. Between the sign and its content there is no mediating element, no opacity.
There will be no theory of signs which would be distinguished from the analysis of meaning.
I, 426ff
Meaning/Foucault: is never original and temporal with itself, but always secondary and in an extent derived in relation to a system that precedes it. (+ I 433).

Fouc I
M. Foucault
The Order of Things: An Archaeology of Human Sciences 1994

Fouc II
Michel Foucault
Archäologie des Wissens Frankfurt/M. 1981

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23